Rapid Reaction: Celtics 93, Pistons 63
THE NITTY GRITTY
Darius Johnson-Odom scored a game-high 22 points on 8-of-14 shooting to go along with five rebounds and two assists over 25 minutes, while Kelly Olynyk added 13 points on 5-of-9 shooting over a 21-minute stint, showcasing a few more of his slick offensive moves. Phil Pressey joined the group in double figures with 12 points, including a pair of 3-pointers. Hop HERE to see the full box score.
A LOPSIDED WIN
The Celtics opened a 21-point lead after the first quarter (30-9) and the 30-point differential tied the record for fifth biggest win in Orlando Summer League history. Boston's only bigger win: A 31-point triumph over Utah in 2009.
STARTERS IN FOCUS
The Celtics went with a starting five of Olynyk, Fab Melo, Tony Mitchell, Pressey and Courtney Fells. Pressey took the starting point guard role from Nolan Smith, who suffered a lower right leg injury in Sunday's opener. Smith, wearing a boot, watched the game from the bench on Monday. ... Mitchell produced one of the highlights of the game with an emphatic second-quarter chasedown block. ... Johnson-Odom opened the second half with the first unit, taking Fells' spot. ... Melo took three charges during the game (exulting after each).
Olynyk picked up his first pro technical for a brief dust-up with Detroit's Tony Mitchell. That's two techs in two days for the Celtics (assistant coach Jamie Young picking one up in the opener).
NEED FOR 'SHEED
The Detroit Pistons hired Rasheed Wallace as an assistant coach and he was on the bench for Monday's game. Wallace spent one season in Boston and was part of the Celtics team that lost to the Lakers in the 2010 NBA Finals.
The Celtics play three more games at summer league: Tuesday vs. Indiana (11 a.m.), Wednesday vs. Houston (3 p.m.) and a championship-round game on Friday to be determined by the standings.
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